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ex·on·er·ate

 (ĭg-zŏn′ə-rāt′)
tr.v. ex·on·er·at·ed, ex·on·er·at·ing, ex·on·er·ates
1. To free from blame.
2. To free from a responsibility, obligation, or task.

[Middle English exoneraten, from Latin exonerāre, exonerāt-, to free from a burden : ex-, ex- + onus, oner-, burden.]

ex·on′er·a′tion n.
ex·on′er·a′tive adj.
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Adj.1.exonerated - freed from any question of guiltexonerated - freed from any question of guilt; "is absolved from all blame"; "was now clear of the charge of cowardice"; "his official honor is vindicated"
clean-handed, guiltless, innocent - free from evil or guilt; "an innocent child"; "the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty"
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References in classic literature ?
My state of mind regarding the pilfering from which I had been so unexpectedly exonerated, did not impel me to frank disclosure; but I hope it had some dregs of good at the bottom of it.
Between you I shall stand exonerated. And now, since it is too cold for walking, since it is late, since it is far to Lyvern and farther to London, I must improvise some accommodation for you here."
It is sufficient that I have been exonerated from the charge.
Nor, to this day can I permit my manhood to look back upon those events and feel entirely exonerated. The situation was something that really exceeded rational formulas for conduct and demanded more than the cold conclusions of reason.
The prosecutor repeated his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election had not exonerated the president, as he claims.
FORMER Special Counsel Robert Mueller said yesterday in his longawaited US congressional testimony he had not exonerated Donald Trump of obstruction of justice, as the president has claimed.
In a criminal case you are either innocent or guilty, not exonerated. No obstruction.
ISLAMABAD -- The District and Session Court here on Tuesday exonerated five accused facing murder charges due to lack of evidence as crime was not proved against them.
ISLAMABAD: The District and Session Court here on Tuesday exonerated five accused facing murder charges due to lack of evidence as crime was not proved against them.
An MP has called on the Government to guarantee soldiers exonerated of wrongdoing during the Troubles in Northern Ireland will not face fresh proceedings without clear new evidence.
The accused Adnan was exonerated of the charges of killing his wife Fatima Fareeha in 2014.